Charity

business community

Cheshire businesses in daring abseil down Chester Cathedral for mental health charity

3rd June 2019

The Local business community leaders took on a daring freefall abseil at Chester Cathedral on Saturday, raising over £2,500 for local mental health charity Chapter. In total, 29 people abseiled down the building. Participants eased themselves down a rope, without even a wall to settle themselves against, directly down the centre of the Cathedral, the… Read more »

Rita Lewis and Gordon Vickers serial entrepreneur

The Port Grocery appoints serial entrepreneur Gordon Vickers as its patron

17th April 2019

Community food club The Port Grocery has appointed serial entrepreneur Gordon Vickers as its patron – after a year of rapid growth. The groundbreaking project collects and diverts four tonnes of food – from the likes of Asda, Sainsbury’s and Nandos – from landfill every week. The food is then passed on in the community… Read more »

Rob Lloyd training for London Marathon

Businessman and star of TV’s Secret Millionaire to run the London Marathon for charity

25th March 2019

Rob Lloyd is in full training for the London Marathon challenge in aid of Sense and has organised a major fundraising event to be held at The Midland Hotel in Manchester on April 11. Former Manchester United and England footballer Lee Sharpe is set to headline alongside award-winning comedian John Gillan and MC Paul Booth,… Read more »

Children’s Charity

Big-hearted Optionis staff raise £20,000 for Children’s Charity

7th March 2019

Warrington-based professional services provider encouraged its teams to take on a series of fundraisers over 12-months Alder Hey Children’s Charity and Keech Hospice Care will benefit from £10,000 each thanks to the efforts of more than 650 employees Staff at Warrington-based Optionis have handed over £20,000 to two children’s charities after taking on a series… Read more »

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BLJ Solicitors Announces Plans to Raise Funds for Type 1 Diabetes Charity

28th February 2019

Bell Lamb and Joynson Solicitors has announced global organisation JDRF as its chosen charity of the year for 2019. The North West legal firm, which has offices in Liverpool, Runcorn and Warrington, hopes to raise over £10,000 of vital funds which will support research into type 1 diabetes through a number of activities over the… Read more »

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Rowlinsons Name Haemochromatosis UK Charity Of The Year for 2019

6th February 2019

Rowlinsons Solicitors have named Haemochromatosis UK as their charity of the year for 2019. The charity supports people affected by genetic haemochromatosis (GH), which is a genetic disorder that causes the body to absorb an excessive amount of iron from their diet, building up to toxic levels. This ‘iron overload’ is potentially very damaging and… Read more »

Emmerdale Mitchell Brough and Chris Bisson

Emmerdale star appeals for team members to support latest challenge

21st January 2019

Emmerdale star Chris Bisson is putting on his running shoes to join local people in a special challenge to raise money for St Ann’s Hospice. The actor has pledged to take part in the charity’s Sixty in 60 challenge, which was devised by long-term supporter Mitchell Brough. The challenge sees the hospice appealing for over… Read more »

St Ann’s Hospice

Businesses encouraged to join thousands of ‘Manchester bees’ in city centre

4th January 2019

The streets of Manchester will be a hive of activity this April as thousands of local people – and bees – take on a 10km moonlit challenge in support of a local charity. St Ann’s Hospice’s flagship fundraising event, the Manchester Midnight Walk, is back for its thirteenth year, and organisers are encouraging teams of… Read more »

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Bra-vo to The County Group in Crewe Cheshire

30th November 2018

Female colleagues at The County Group in Crewe happily binned their bras in the name of a good cause. They collected more than 50 bras in bin bags for the Against Breast Cancer annual fundraiser. The textile recovery project prevents bras going into landfill before they are sent to developing countries such as Togo, Ghana and… Read more »

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Local businesses raise thousands in ‘Dragons’ Den meets Apprentice’ fundraiser

27th November 2018

Local businesses raised thousands of pounds for a local charity, thanks to an innovative fundraising challenge. The Accumulator, which was pitched as a Dragons’ Den meets The Apprentice fundraiser, saw companies tasked with raising as much money as possible from £100 in a bid to achieve the most profit over a month long period. Teams… Read more »